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Old 03-19-2009, 12:41 AM   #1
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I hate to sound like such a rookie..

I am confused. I have a 2003 Ford Focus ZX3. I know for a fact that it's a Zetec, because of the VIN number, however it's a 2.3L. Is this possible? I only seem to be able to find things regarding to a 2.0L Zetec. I know I have the PZEV motor, too, which I hate!! I want to rip off the PZEV intake and throw a CAI in, but that will make the engine run too rich, and kill my fuel economy.

The main reason I am worried about figuring this out is because I need a new catalytic converter, and I can't find one that is for a 2.3L ZX3. The only place I have found one is rockautoparts.com. My cat has gone bad, so I think I am going to put headers on and run a high-flow cat, but I can't do it unless I find the right parts. Can anybody help me? Like I said, I hate to sound like such a rookie, but I am new to Ford Foci! Thanks in advance for any help!

Anybody know where I can find good parts for the car for reasonable prices? I am all for used parts, but when it comes to something like a catalytic converter, buying used isn't the greatest idea.


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Old 03-19-2009, 12:44 AM   #2
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If you have a 2.3 you have a duratec. If you have a pzev you have a duratec. Sounds to me like you have a duratec.

If your not sure, open the hood and look. The zetec's say it, i dunno if the duratec's do. The zetec exhaust manifold is on the front of the car while it is opposite on the duratecs.

Do you have emissions in your state?

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Oh and if you have a pzev 2.3 duratec, congrats. Its a more rare engine and it is desirable so don't feel bad about it! Personally I wish i had a 2.3 dura under my hood...
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i see your in NY, if the car was sold new in NY then is it in fact a 2.3 Duratec due to the emissions in NYS all 03-04 models did NOT come with a Zetec in the "green" states
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yup, there was never a 2.3 L that came from the factory, you have the duratec.
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yup, there was never a 2.3 L that came from the factory, you have the duratec.
WHAT?

dude all the PZEV's before 05 were 2.3L Duratecs. I thought they only came out in 04, but it may be in 03.
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haha, my bad, i meant to say there was never a 2.3 L ZETEC that came stock from the factory!
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Thank you guys so much for your help, I got confused because the dude at autozone told me I had a Zetec.. I have no complaints about my motor, I mean I get great fuel economy, and enough punch to get up and go.

I guess I better get outta the Zetec forum, since everyone knows I have a dura now! =P

Thanks again everyone!
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Duratec > Zetec IMO
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how dare you. lol

i love my Zetec.
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